For Book Clubs
We have created the following questions to aid book clubs, teachers, and others initiate insightful discussion related to the novels and chapter books written by Harold William Thorpe.
Discussion Questions for The O’Shaughnessy Chronicles
Based on his real-life family from Iowa County, Wisconsin, Harold’s Thorpe’s fictional O’Shaughnessy Chronicles novels are rich in Wisconsin history. They’re the perfect choice for book clubs, with great potential for discussion on topics such as the Great Depression; early twentieth century farm, family, and small town life; World War I; World War II; and the cultural, industrial, civic, and culinary contributions of Cornish, Italian, Irish, and other immigrant groups who settled in southwest Wisconsin in this era.
Discussion Questions for the Good Friends Storybooks
Good Friends Storybooks, Harold Thorpe’s chapter books for young readers, are steeped in Wisconsin history, geography, and lore, making them a great choice for classroom or kids’ book club discussions. The questions below are designed to engage kids with fun activities, and to help them to think and talk about what they’re reading.
Discussion questions for Grayson’s Garage are coming soon.